Tuesday, September 14, 2010


Sometimes, I feel like I don't give Collette and Sebastian enough credit. They are growing up so fast and I honestly am having a hard time keeping up. I often think to myself that certain things are far beyond their mental grasp and more and more, I am wrong.

It should be obvious. They talk SO much more. They understand more of what we say. They *seem* to listen more. So, it would follow that they are capable of doing things at a higher level. For example, I didn't think they really understood dress-up play. And, to some extent, they don't. It's not like they can act out mini-plays with each other in costume. But I didn't even think that they would like to dress up in funny clothes. Surprise, surprise - I was incorrect. They have been having fun trying on all sorts of things, most recently, our sweaters and sweatshirts that have been pulled out for the (wonderful!!) cooler weather.

Here they are, in Daddy's sweatshirt, which they both insisted be zipped up while they reminded me that it was "papa's!":

So, I am having to reevaluate how I interact with them and really start treating them like big kids and not babies. Thank goodness I have Matteo for that :)


  1. One of the reasons that working and sending the girls to daycare is the right choice for our family is that I'd run the risk of infantilizing our girls. Daycare forces us to see what they're capable of, usually far before I'm ready. You're a great mama to see it. :)

  2. What is it about the oversized clothes that is so endearing? Darling shots! Glad to hear they--and you---are doing so well. :)

  3. Like Sadia said, since my girls have started Mother's Day Out, I have realized they can do WAY more than I ever would have tried at home. I am always looking at toys and thinking that the girls aren't big enough to really understand them yet...only to find them loving the same toys at church or at a friend's house. At school, they are taking naps on a mat instead of a crib, sitting at a table in real chairs, not high chairs, and coloring or doing a simple "art" project every day. I would never have tried that at home!


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